Have attitudes changed towards online dating and Tinder?


Have our attitudes changed towards online dating and using Tinder, even for over 50s and over 65s?

The answer is that the last 10 years saw major changes. But probably even more so in the last 3 to 5  years, when online dating went from being slightly stigmatised to a must-do endeavour for people seeking a new partner, lover or friend. In other words, in the last 3 years or so, online dating for ALL agees – went all-out mainstream.

They call it critical mass – it simply means when behaviours reach a level that social norms become altered for years or decades to come. And online dating has become widely accepted, and very minimally stigmatised, in the last few years.

In fact, if you’re single, over 50 or 65 and dating — but you’ve never been on an online dating site yourself — chances are you’re a bit of a dinosaur in terms of your personal views about online dating.

That’s because there’s no other option today that can bring you into contact with so many people of like minds and similar interests (e.g., potential partners) as online dating sites for over 50s and over 65s.

Critical Mass and Online Dating Site Statistics –

You can see the Tinder use trends (Tinder user statistics and search trends) in the graph below.

Source: Google Trends


Attitudes about dating apps and dating online -PEW Research Survey data.

5 facts about online dating

So as mentioned in my detailed description of dating advice for over 50s/over 60s  online dating trends and profile creation tips and templates, ,

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Originally published on September 5, 2018.

Page last updated on January 27, 2020.

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Author: Connie M

Connie May, MHST, is a writer, life coach and profile review expert dedicated to helping people with mid-life online dating sites and partner searching strategies. Her expertise is in creating BETTER dating profiles and profile photographs for all kinds of online profiles and social media platforms.

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